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Saudi Operative Seen Wearing Jamal Khashoggi's Clothes After Killing: CNN Making sense of Dallas' trade for Amari Cooper: It's about Dak

Saudi Operative Seen Wearing Jamal Khashoggi's Clothes After Killing: CNNOne of 15 Saudi men sent to confront Jamal Khashoggi was seen on surveillance


Cooper is an upgrade, and he allows the Cowboys to fairly evaluate Prescott, who is due a huge extension soon.
Kmart employee gives emotional announcement before the store closed permanently Cowboys admit WR committee was a mistake; hope Cooper is a No. 1

Kmart employee gives emotional announcement before the store closed permanentlyThe once-beloved American retailer Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy earlier


By trading a first-round draft pick for Cooper, Dallas is hoping it once again has a No. 1 receiver who can bolster a lackluster passing game.
Costa Rica Rafting Accident Leaves 5 Dead, Including 4 American Bachelor Party Attendees Cowboys trade 1st-round pick for Raiders' Cooper

Costa Rica Rafting Accident Leaves 5 Dead, Including 4 American Bachelor Party AttendeesA white-water rafting excursion in Costa Rica turned deadly on Saturday when


The Dallas Cowboys made a move to benefit quarterback Dak Prescott by acquiring wide receiver Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders for a 2019 first-round draft pick.
The Yenko Chevrolet Camaro Returns with up to 1000 Horsepower Kershaw to start World Series Game 1 at Boston

The Yenko Chevrolet Camaro Returns with up to 1000 HorsepowerIt's also available with only 835 horses.


The Dodgers have made it official: Clayton Kershaw will be their World Series Game 1 starter Tuesday.
Paul Krugman Warns Trump Is Poised To Disregard Democratic House Victory Bortles on a 'short leash' but keeps starting gig

Paul Krugman Warns Trump Is Poised To Disregard Democratic House VictoryNew York Times columnist Paul Krugman fears that President Donald Trump's


Blake Bortles will remain the Jaguars' starting QB, but will be on "a short leash" for their matchup with the Eagles on Sunday in London.


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The Importance of Free Press in a Democracy

Before we can understand the importance of a free press in a democracy, we need to grasp what it means to have a free press. The Cambridge Dictionary tells us that a free press allows all media outlets to express whatever opinions they desire. That means, it says, that they are enabled to “criticize the government and other organizations.” So why would that be relevant in a democracy?

Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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